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Bowen's by the Bays
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Hampton Bays
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Italy
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“Wonderful place to stay”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

This was our first time staying at Bowen's by the Bays and we were not disappointed. Eileen was very gracious and helpful. She recommended several restaurants, even one where we could bring our dog to sit on the deck. Our cottage was very clean, spacious and had so many windows, which was great to let the fresh 'country' air in. We loved having a deck to sit out on and enjoyed our snacks there one afternoon and so did our dog! The grounds are beautifully kept and lovely to walk around. We liked being within walking distance to the town. We will be coming back and have re commended this place.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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hampton bays
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

Located in the Hamptons community with the most waterfront and convenient to water sports, beach visits and many fine restaurants, this delightful place is clean, quite, attractive, and very affordable. A great place for a family week-end or a place to stay when visiting friends or relatives in the area. This is a true asset to the entire Hamptons community.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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New York
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

This is the 7th year my husband and I have gone to Bowen's. Just got home Saturday. It is still the best as far as we are concerned. It is still very clean and comfortable and sooo relaxing. Looking forward to next year. Thank you Eileen, Kevin, Mary and Anastasia.

Room Tip: All the cottages have good bedrooms. We have stayed in a lot of them.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 10, 2013

I have stayed in probably hundreds of hotels, in dozens of countries on five continents. Bowen's By The Bays is my favourite. I like 5-star luxury, don't get me wrong. But Kevin and Lee Bowen ditch the concierge and personally do all they can to make your stay here as near perfect as possible. The grounds are spacious and beautiful. There's places for the children to play but with plenty of trees and plantings sound is dulled and it isn't noisy. Every cottage is different having its own individual character. The motel rooms are immaculate, well-appointed and comfortable. If your ideal hotel has a guy waiting to bow and hold your robe open when you get out of the shower then Bowens is not for you. If you enjoy the personal touch and a friendly, welcoming, unpretentious reception in a beautiful tree-and-flower setting or if you're only ever going on one vacation stop looking now.

Room Tip: Unless a daily maid service is vital to you I'd take a cottage every time.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 7, 2013

After driving out from JFK along the many auto ways dodging traffic and mad drivers it was like pulling into Shangrila when we arrived at Bowens. We pulled off the highway into a wooded vale that had a range of colonial style cabins all fitted out with everything to allow a familly of 4 to sleep, shower and even prepare meals either on the Barbecue or in the massive oven and hob in the well equipped kitchen.

What was even more surprising was when we walked towards the hidden highway across the road was a very large superbly equipped supermarket with plenty of fresh food and a short walk away was a bakery with the ideal coffee shop.

Bowen's was equipped with an outdoor swimming pool and wifi so what more could a traveller seeking to spend a few peaceful days prior to driving further to a familly wedding and for those of you who like to spend time on a sandy patrolled beach this was only 1.5 miles away.

Alas on the final day we had to move in to two rooms in the motel because a familly gathering of about 40 took over the cabins something they did year on year. Not only did Bowen's owners make us welcome but so did the familly that came after we had been there 2 days. Again the rooms were excellent, as were all the facilities and by using the outside tables and chairs we were able to take most of our meals.

To repeat an excellent place to stay whether for a few days or longer.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Middle Village, New York
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Reviewed September 6, 2013

Our family of three plus doggy love staying in their cottages. We had to ask ourselves, "how do they do it"? the answer is simple- the Bowens are on-site and know exactly how they want things to be. Landscaping with much attention to preserving nature's beauty, cleanliness, welcoming to all, kids and beloved pets included.It is a place where little things mean a lot, and add up to a wonderful place to stay.
The Hampton Bays location is great for visits to other towns on south and north fork,and we had ample opportunity to see many other lodging places on our day trips. No contest! We will be back . All I can say is that I'm sure it is gorgeous there in fall, and Eileen tells me they remain open until Columbus Day. There's still time!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Wilmington, Delaware
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Reviewed September 5, 2013

Searched for a place to stay at the last minute for August in the Hamptons and was lucky enough that Bowen's By the Bays had a vacancy. A quaint place in a great location. Only double beds in the motel rooms- which had cinder block rooms which made it quiet, except when the train went by. The LIRR tracks are less than 25 yards from the motel rooms (as compared to the cottages) but despite this, the last train comes by just before 11PM and the first is about 6AM. Not terrible and not even a deal breaker as we'd go back there. Bathrooms are modern, but rooms themselves are not, but quaint regardless. The grounds are very nice as is the pool. Front room staff are very welcoming and made great restaurant recommendations.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Bowen's by the Bays
Address: 177 West Montauk Highway, Hampton Bays, NY 11946
Location: United States > New York > Long Island > Hamptons > Hampton Bays
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Hampton Bays
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Bowen's by the Bays 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small family oriented resort with rooms and cottages that have been described as quaint and charming. Each is individually decorated and has it's own personality. We have a pool, lighted tennis court, shuffleboard, small putting green and playground. The grounds are shady and flower filled. Pets are welcome in the cottages by prior arrangement, but never in the rooms. This offers a choice for those with allergies to stay where there have never been pets. All accommodations have flat screen cable tv and air conditioning. All rooms have refrigerators and coffeemakers with complimentary tea & coffee, and all cottages as well as the studio have compact but complete kitchens equipped with dishes, pots, utensils and microwave. We are approximately 3 miles from both ocean and bay beaches where all are welcome. Pets can be taken to the beach before 9 a.M. And after 6 p.M. Both North & South Forks can be easily accessed from here, and we are about halfway between Southampton and Westhampton Villages. ... more   less 
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